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My favorite is ebay because I like the really old stuff and find it piece by piece. Everything in this train is over 50 years old...


...but for new stuff, I like hobbylinc and modeltrainstuff. The service from both of them has been stellar. :):thumbsup:

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I rarely buy anything new, most of my stuff chronicles HO and N scale from the 60s to the present. I also deliberately try to see how little money I can spend on the hobby, it's amazing how much can be had for so little.
 

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Same here. For old stuff, Ebay has it, hands-down. Conventional auction sites are the worst and LHS's are no better. My stuff is all 50 to 70 years old, so like Shay and Greg, we live by a different set of guidelines than those who buy new stuff.
 

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Great Guys. I never thought of looking at Ebay! Lots of my track and scenario will come from there. 14 Pieces of E-Z Track for $0.01 + Shipping. that's cheap? That's crazy, but my engines will come new.

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I go with e-bay and modeltrainstuff.com and some time's walthers.com and also other train forums mostly for buildings.
 

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i never buy any train stuff online, if i see something online i like, i try to find it somewhere else. I buy my trains from my local hobby and train shops ( over 4!) at at the once yearly train show sometimes!
 

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Old Lionel O junkers from ebay, and parts from Jeff Kane at his Train Tender website. Been quite happy with both.
 

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E bay
Hobby shops
Craigs list
Flea markets
Garage sales
yard sales
estate sales
here
word of mouth
news paper ads
online stores
relatives, who don't have the time or room for their trains
I get some from the dumps:D (thanks to Bro in Law!:thumbsup:)
I get some from cleanup day, that people toss.:thumbsup:

To name a few.:rolleyes:
 

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going to a train show tomorrow. but most of my stuff comes from Cregs list, E-bay and LHS
 

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Where do I buy . Mostley from my L.H.S. Or at the few showes I go to .Reason I can look handle test run and see what I am buying. I do not have to go by somebodys pitcure or description of the item.
 

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I get all my track from my LHS, most of my loco's have been obtained threw ebay, and the rest from a train show that comes to town every fall and spring. gotten a lot of my rolling stock for christmas (so don't know where it was gotten from) and an estate auction. gotten almost all of my passenger cars from ebay and am quite happy with the quality and shipping speed of the things i get. Finally the scenery i get of ebay in kits or premade things that come used. use ebay mainly because i don't have the amount of money some people have for the really nice MTH DCC and others though i wish i could.
 

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Since the closest LHS is over 50 miles away, and it just closed the owner retired, I am left with online sources. I have been buying some items from Ebay, and some online stores.:)
 
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